February Habit of Mind: Metacognition (Thinking about Thinking)
“Children must be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think.” Margaret Mead
Metacognition is a big word for something most of us do every day without even noticing. It is our ability to know what we know and what we don’t know, to be conscious of our own steps and strategies while problem solving, and to self-reflect and evaluate our own thinking.
THIS WEEK’S NEWS
Assembly Tomorrow at 10am
We will have our February assembly tomorrow morning. Ms. Gules and Ms. Pon-Barry have once again been working with Student Council and will introduce our latest Habit to the students.
Noon Dismissal (and much more) on Friday
This Friday is a big day… it is the 100th day of school, the Lunar New Year, classroom Valentines celebrations, and a noon dismissal to begin Presidents’ Week. Whew… what a special day!
NEXT WEEK’S NEWS
There will be no classes next week from February 15 to 19. We hope that everyone stays safe and careful while enjoying this much deserved break.
MORE FEBRUARY NEWS
February 22 to 26 – Remote Learning and Covid Testing
We are asking that everyone is home and ready for a week of remote learning from February 22 to 26.
During that week, all families who are scheduled to finish the 2nd trimester in person should be tested and should send results to Trudy. Students in grades 3rd through 8th and all adults in their households should be tested. All adults in the households of our K to 2nd graders should be tested. Please schedule a test for about 4 or 5 days before you plan to return to the classroom so that we have your results on file.
We have found that Curative usually has available spots at local testing sites. You can schedule an appointment online here if it helps: https://curative.com/search#9/37.847/-122.205
Visitors are Visiting Virtually
Applicants for next year in grades 1through 8 are spending a virtual day in a classroom. Most students have been scheduled to meet during our remote teaching week in February.
Online Enrollment for Next Year Has Been Extended
All current families will receive a re-enrollment email from TADS later this week. If you would like to hold a space for your child next year, please make sure to complete the process by March 1st.
Thanks for your help with this process.
MARCH NEWS – LOOKING AHEAD
Our Third Trimester Begins March 22
A letter and Survey Monkey Link were emailed yesterday to give everyone a chance to think about and update their commitment for either in-person or remote learning for our last trimester.
Making changes to our existing set-up takes some time, so we appreciate you letting us know your plans.
GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS
Zoom Meeting with Mr. L. On Thursday at 6pm to 6:30pm
Everyone is invited to attend a zoom meeting on Thursday. An invitation with the link will be emailed tomorrow.
We will record and distribute the meeting for those who can’t be there.